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Consumer Reports: Get best grill for your money | Daily Local Consumer Reports: Get best grill for your money
Given all the new gas grill styles and features, it just might be time for you to ditch your old flame, says Consumer Reports."Construction quality varies widely among the models we tested," says Cindy Fisher, Consumer Reports' test engineer for grills. "Some are wobbly and made of lower-quality parts, while others feel solid from the lid down.
Daily Local | June 22, 2017
Sam's Club pulls plug on Exton location | Daily Local Sam's Club pulls plug on Exton location
West Whiteland >> The unexpected announcement from Sam's Club Wednesday that it is closing its Exton location drew a large but disappointed crowd to the store Thursday."I'll miss this store a lot," said Subhash Kumar Baitha, who runs a Lukoil gas station in West Chester. "It will be missed a lot by small businesses in this area.
Daily Local | June 22, 2017
Kayaker found alive a day and a half after issuing mayday | Philly Tribune Kayaker found alive a day and a half after issuing mayday
MILBRIDGE, Maine (AP) — A Maine kayaker found by the U.S. Coast Guard shortly after a search for him was suspended says a wave knocked him out of his vessel and he eventually was able to swim to land after…
Philly Tribune | June 22, 2017
The Latest: Evacuation urged in coastal Louisiana town | Philly Tribune The Latest: Evacuation urged in coastal Louisiana town
A house alongside State Highway 87 sits on a small island after Tropical Storm Cindy brought high tides as it made landfall earlier Thursday, June 22, 2017 on the Bolivar Peninsula. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Philly Tribune | June 22, 2017
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Family members of Sylville Smith joined their attorney, right, in speaking to the media Wednesday after the acquittal in the fatal police shooting of Smith in Milwaukee. - Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP
Philly Tribune | June 22, 2017
Jerry Nelson, astronomer who built advanced telescopes, dies | Philly Tribune Jerry Nelson, astronomer who built advanced telescopes, dies
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has died in California. He was 73.
Philly Tribune | June 22, 2017
Americans and guns: It's complicated | Philly Tribune Americans and guns: It's complicated
FILE - This June 27, 2013 file photo shows a rack of rifles at Firing-Line gun store in Aurora, Colo. A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows Americans have grown more divided over gun issues. The survey of…
Philly Tribune | June 22, 2017
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Former police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was acquitted Wednesday of first-degree reckless homicide in the 2016 killing of Sylville Smith while on duty. - Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool
Philly Tribune | June 22, 2017
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Philly Tribune | June 22, 2017
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Congressman Cedric Richmond is the newly elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. — Submitted Photo
Philly Tribune | June 22, 2017
Chester County officials urge residents to take survey guiding future growth | Daily Local Chester County officials urge residents to take survey guiding future growth
WEST CHESTER >> Chris Alonzo, a lifelong resident of Kennett Square and third generation mushroom farmer, remembers a time when there was only one traffic light in town. But it's not like that anymore. "The amount of people who want to live in the county has increased and the traffic has increased," said Alonzo, the president of Pietro Industries and chairman of the Chester County Agricultural ...
Daily Local | June 22, 2017
Builder reintroduces plans for Mosteller Building | Daily Local Builder reintroduces plans for Mosteller Building
WEST CHESTER >> It's been said that if you don't like the weather in the mountains to wait 15 minutes.A similar sentiment could also have applied at Tuesday's borough council work session, but the time period was two years instead of a quarter of an hour.Builder Eli Kahn, of D-Town Associaties, LP, along with partners Adam Lowe and Matt Adams wanted to gauge the "temperature" of borough council...
Daily Local | June 21, 2017
Area veterinarians, lawmakers, rally for bill to protect pets left in hot vehicles | Daily Local Area veterinarians, lawmakers, rally for bill to protect pets left in hot vehicles
HARRISBURG >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, marked the first day of summer by calling for passage of his bill, Senate Bill 636, to protect pets left unattended in hot cars.Dinniman was joined by state Rep. Frank Farry, R-142, state Rep. Dom Costa, D-21, Kristen Tullo of the Humane Society of the United States, and Dr.
Daily Local | June 21, 2017
Fire engulfs vehicle on Route 422 | Daily Local Fire engulfs vehicle on Route 422
UPPER PROVIDENCE >> A vehicle was consumed by flames Wednesday afternoon as it was travelling along Route 422.According to sources at the scene, a white convertible caught fire in the westbound lanes of Route 422 near South Lewis Road just before the Limerick/Royersford exit in Upper Providence Township.
Daily Local | June 21, 2017
3 buildings in Valley Creek sold for $45M | Daily Local 3 buildings in Valley Creek sold for $45M
WEST WHITELAND >> Sixteen years after breaking ground on what was envisioned to be one of the more impressive corporate parks in the area, investors recently bought the only three buildings put up so far in Valley Creek Corporate Center.Holliday Fenoglio Fowler L.P., or HFF, announced it closed on the $45.
Daily Local | June 21, 2017
Casey: GOP health plan will worsen opiate crisis | Daily Local Casey: GOP health plan will worsen opiate crisis
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act must be stopped because the cuts it will make to Medicaid will amplify the heroin epidemic - since so many rely on the program for addiction treatment."This is a critical time for the opioid epidemic and a critically important time for Medicaid because of the connection between the two," he said.
Daily Local | June 21, 2017
Dinniman honors retiring pastor | Daily Local Dinniman honors retiring pastor
West Chester >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman,D-19, recently recognized the Rev. Dr. Cesar Roman and his wife, the Rev. Modesta Roman, upon their retirement from Saint Matthew Assembly of God Spanish Church in West Chester.In 1979, Dr. and the Rev. Roman founded Saint Matthews Assembly of God Spanish Church and together they have faithfully served their congregation for nearly 40 years.
Daily Local | June 21, 2017
Malvern School raises $32,000 during Lemonade Stand Day to fight pediatric cancer | Daily Local Malvern School raises $32,000 during Lemonade Stand Day to fight pediatric cancer
Malvern >> On June 9, The Malvern School, a leader in early childhood education, held its 10th annual Lemonade Stand Day in partnership with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, to support the nonprofit in its fight against pediatric cancer. All 25 Malvern School locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey sold cold, fresh lemonade outside their schools and in one day raised $32,000 - $6,651 ...
Daily Local | June 21, 2017
The Latest: Witness: Detained man 'blank' after officer hurt | Philly Tribune The Latest: Witness: Detained man 'blank' after officer hurt
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the injury of a police officer at a Michigan airport (all times local):
Philly Tribune | June 21, 2017
Energy stocks dive anew, offset tech gains; US indexes mixed | Philly Tribune Energy stocks dive anew, offset tech gains; US indexes mixed
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed in midday trading Wednesday after another dive for energy stocks offset gains for health care and technology stocks.
Philly Tribune | June 21, 2017
Small food makers wonder about Amazon-Whole Foods impact | Philly Tribune Small food makers wonder about Amazon-Whole Foods impact
FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon's "Prime Day" is back. Some small and mid-sized food companies are wondering how Amazon’s planned purchase of Whole Foods might affect them. The…
Philly Tribune | June 21, 2017
Michigan airport evacuated; officer seen bleeding from neck | Philly Tribune Michigan airport evacuated; officer seen bleeding from neck
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials on Wednesday evacuated an airport in Flint, Michigan, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground.
Philly Tribune | June 21, 2017
Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock? | Philly Tribune Summer vacation: Never mind the hike. Where's the hammock?
FILE - In this May 2, 2017, file photo, Kristiina Nurk, 34, enjoys a good book underneath the blue summer-like skies and weather as she vacations in Miami for a second day while on holiday. A new survey from The…
Philly Tribune | June 21, 2017
Georgia official to be reprimanded for 'racist pig' comment | Philly Tribune Georgia official to be reprimanded for 'racist pig' comment
FILE-In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks at an election night party for Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff in Atlanta. Commissioners in a suburban Atlanta county have voted to publicly reprimand…
Philly Tribune | June 21, 2017
Bill Cosby judge to rule on whether to release juror names | Philly Tribune Bill Cosby judge to rule on whether to release juror names
FILE - In this Saturday, June 17, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa. Judge Steven O'Neill who presided over Cosby's sexual assault trial…
Philly Tribune | June 21, 2017
Q&A: Coppola and Kidman on female gaze of 'The Beguiled' | Philly Tribune Q&A: Coppola and Kidman on female gaze of 'The Beguiled'
This image released by Focus Features shows Nicole Kidman in a scene from "The Beguiled." (Ben Rothstein/Focus Features via AP)
Philly Tribune | June 21, 2017
US stock indexes hold steady as the price of oil steadies | Philly Tribune US stock indexes hold steady as the price of oil steadies
FILE - This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, led by gains…
Philly Tribune | June 21, 2017
Regional Morning Briefing: State makes medical marijuana announcement; scam hits elderly | Daily Local Regional Morning Briefing: State makes medical marijuana announcement; scam hits elderly
Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.WEATHERAnother nice summer day for the first day of summer. We should hit the mid 80s with low humidty.CLICK HERE to check your local forecast.NEWS
Daily Local | June 21, 2017
Man pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in missing dog case | Daily Local Man pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in missing dog case
Mark Twain said that "if you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."Despite a case of conflicting stories regarding missing dogs, police were able to return the two dogs to their owner and seek justice.West Caln police responded to Ash Road in the township on Jan. 6 for a report of two stolen dogs.
Daily Local | June 20, 2017
Pulse Nightclub shooting survivor joins U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in touting gun control legislation | Daily Local Pulse Nightclub shooting survivor joins U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in touting gun control legislation
ARDMORE >> In the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, Tiara Parker of Philadelphia was out on the town - but this wasn't just any night out.She was inside the Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a place that would become the scene of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, the terrorist attack by 29-year-old Omar Mateen.
Daily Local | June 20, 2017
Dinniman recognizes Eagle Scouts on troop's 90th anniversary | Daily Local Dinniman recognizes Eagle Scouts on troop's 90th anniversary
Devon >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, recently recognized five members of the Boy Scouts of America's Troop 50 of Devon - a troop that is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year - on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout."It's always an inspiring and invigorating experience to meet and talk with young people who are just on the cusp of their adult lives yet have already achieved so much succe...
Daily Local | June 20, 2017
Delco Community College revs up high-tech training with grant | Daily Local Delco Community College revs up high-tech training with grant
A state grant will help area workers and students keep up with the latest innovations in workplace technology.Delaware County Community College, in partnership with the Delaware County Workforce Development Board, recently announced it has received a $198,067 Strategic Innovation Grant "to train workers for high-tech jobs of the 21st Century.
Daily Local | June 20, 2017
Consumer Reports: Is popcorn the snack? | Daily Local Consumer Reports: Is popcorn the snack?
Popcorn has the crunchy, salty appeal of chips or pretzels, but you can have 3 cups of the air-popped snack for slightly fewer calories than you'll find in one sourdough pretzel. Manufacturers of bagged brands have capitalized on popcorn's relatively healthy reputation, splashing the front of the packages with such claims as "whole grain," "gluten-free" and "50 percent less fat.
Daily Local | June 20, 2017
This Week in History | Philly Tribune This Week in History
June 22, 1870: First boardwalk in America invented.
Philly Tribune | June 20, 2017
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Students will relate artworks to geographic regions. — Submitted Photo
Philly Tribune | June 20, 2017
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Parkway Center City art teacher Bob Lajoie talks to a student in his art class. Lajoie was recently awarded the Lindback Award.
Philly Tribune | June 20, 2017
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LeBron James was named NBA Finals MVP for the second straight year on June 20, 2013.— Submitted Photo
Philly Tribune | June 20, 2017
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Nelson Mandela landed in NYC to begin a tour of the U.S. on June 20, 1990. — Submitted Photo
Philly Tribune | June 20, 2017
Tips for landing a scholarship | Philly Tribune Tips for landing a scholarship
1. Save time by visiting top scholarship databases
Philly Tribune | June 20, 2017
Preparing yourself for a college visit | Philly Tribune Preparing yourself for a college visit
Visiting colleges is a great way to get a feel for what college is like. And when the time comes, it can help you decide if a specific college is right for you. Here are some tips to get the…
Philly Tribune | June 20, 2017
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One of the early versions of Google could process 30 to 50 pages a second. — Submitted Photo
Philly Tribune | June 20, 2017
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High school students should look at top scholarship databases on the computer. — Submitted Photo
Philly Tribune | June 20, 2017
Wawa in Concord held up twice in two days; teen held | Daily Local Wawa in Concord held up twice in two days; teen held
CONCORD >> A local Wawa was held up at gunpoint twice over the weekend, and a teenager is now in custody in connection with the pair of heists.The first time the suspect walked away empty-handed, but the second time he managed to flee with some cash.A teen turned himself in at state police barracks in Media Monday afternoon.
Daily Local | June 20, 2017
Multiple house fires reported in Chester County after thunderstorms | Daily Local Multiple house fires reported in Chester County after thunderstorms
POPCOPSON >> Chester County firefighters were kept busy battling three fires after a late afternoon storm passed through the area Monday. The first call was for a home on McCormick Way in New London, which was reported struck by lightning at about 4:20 p.m. Crews radioed a working fire with smoke from the attic, and requested additional tankers.
Daily Local | June 19, 2017
Rumor of $100M cut in education budget rattles fair school funding campaign | Daily Local Rumor of $100M cut in education budget rattles fair school funding campaign
PHOENIXVILLE >> Worried by rumors that the state Legislature may cut the additional $100 million planned for K-12 education funding in the state budget, advocates called a press conference Monday to press their point that the money is needed to begin leveling the playing field for underfunded districts.
Daily Local | June 19, 2017
Wawa in Concord held up twice in two days | Daily Local Wawa in Concord held up twice in two days
CONCORD >> An area Wawa was held up at gunpoint twice over the weekend, and police are wondering if the same man is responsible for both heists.The first time the suspect walked away empty-handed, but the second time he managed to flee with some cash.The first incident occurred at the Wawa at Baltimore Pike and Stoneybank Road just before 10 p.
Daily Local | June 19, 2017
Downingtown West students discourage parents from hosting underage parties | Daily Local Downingtown West students discourage parents from hosting underage parties
DOWNINGTOWN >> Instead of asking parents to buy them alcohol during the prom and graduation seasons, Downingtown students actually told parents not to do that.Downingtown West High School students recently posted stickers on beer cases at Exton Beverage and Joe Burns in Downingtown, to remind parents of the logo on the stickers that "parents who host, lose the most.
Daily Local | June 19, 2017
Westrum plans to build luxury apartments for millennials in West Chester area | Daily Local Westrum plans to build luxury apartments for millennials in West Chester area
WEST GOSHEN >> Westrum Development Company plans to build 189 luxury apartments at the site of the Agway hardware store at 956 S. Matlack St.The site is zoned I-2, or light industrial. Supervisors would have to vote to change the zoning for the property near Route 202 to residential for the project to proceed.
Daily Local | June 19, 2017
Chester County Historical Society to receive $80,000 in state funding | Daily Local Chester County Historical Society to receive $80,000 in state funding
WEST CHESTER >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19, announced that the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) will receive $80,000 in state funding for facility and roofing repairs."Chester County is home to a rich history dating back to the days of William Penn, and that history has been meticulously documented and preserved thanks to the efforts of so many patrons, supporters, staff members, hi...
Daily Local | June 19, 2017
Colliton: What you need to know when a family member dies | Daily Local Colliton: What you need to know when a family member dies
When you are dealing with illness and grief the chances are that you may not be able to pull together what to do when your husband, wife, parent or sibling dies. You might look for a will or the location of bank accounts but decisions likely pass in a blur. This column is to help you when tragic events happen so that you know what to look for and what to do.
Daily Local | June 19, 2017